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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
+1 253-272-1510
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
“steak” (82 reviews)
“caesar salad” (21 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Labeled “Date Night” as it is on the expensive side when going out to eat. It is a la carte, so you will pay extra for salad, potatoes, and other sides. Also, a 20% service charge is addded to each check. This is for employee...More

Thank KStepsKanKan
Reviewed 12 August 2018

After way too many years, finally had my first trip to El Gaucho. The ambiance was great. Wait staff so attentive, it gets to be a bit irriating. It seemed like EVERY 5 minutes someone was asking about our experience. We were there celebrating our...More

Thank Alexandra E
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I find the renovation of what is essentially a basement very well done. This is a high priced restaurant. But the food is very well worth the price paid.

Thank Mo S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We go to one or another of this most excellent MEAT restaurant a couple of times annually. This one in Tacoma is just flat excellent once inside. Chateaubrian was excellent plus. Sides also great. Baked potato asparagus mushroom caps desserts of chocolate cake and key...More

Thank mikefatboy
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We make a habit of eating here three to four times a year. We have done this for years. For business I’ve even worked with the restaurant to provide dinner (and the entire restaurant) to over 100 people for an evening. We may have made...More

Thank Robin D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is a great place to get a great steak. I recommend the chateau briand for 2. It includes 20 oz tenderloin, 2 baked potatoes, crimini mushrooms and asparagus spears.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

El Gaucho is clearly the best restaurant in Tacoma and surrounding area. The ambience is excellent highlighted by evening piano music. The fine dining service is outstanding--a well dressed service that is hard to find in the US. The food is very good, but not...More

Thank daggertravel
Sivi M, General Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

This is fantastic to hear, thank you so much for coming in. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 1 June 2018

This place is absolutely fantastic! Although not cheap, I make a point of coming at least twice a year. Best steak you will ever have. Ceasar salad made right at your table.....incredible. Baked potato, hand "whipped" right at your table....incredible. Fresh fruit basket at the...More

Thank mikeyrod27
Sivi M, General Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear you that you enjoyed a true El Gaucho Tacoma experience. We strive to deliver unparalleled service and exceptional food to our guests and always appreciate hearing their thoughts on the experience. We look...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

As soon as we walked into El Gaucho we felt an exquisite vibe. It was 5PM on Sunday and the bar/lounge area was nearly full. We sat at the bar and were immediately intrigued by the selection of libations. Spencer attended to us immediately and...More

Thank cbell_13
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

After a miscommunication with friends led me on a long walk in search of Chardonnay and tasty food, I looked across the street and saw El Gaucho beckoning to me. The atmosphere was at once welcoming and a bit romantic. I sat at the lovely...More

Thank Pamila H
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24 January 2018|
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Response from Jimmy C | Reviewed this property |
Sure there are about 15 seats at the bar and you are welcome to eat there anytime. Outside of happy hour you will have to pay regular price for food and drink. Full menu is available.
Shannon C
23 April 2017|
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Response from DavidK9567 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no dancing at El Gaucho. They have live piano music that plays in the bar, though.
18 September 2016|
Response from Linda T | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant; you need to ask them who their supplier is.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
    (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1510
  • E-mail
For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories. At El Gaucho Tacoma, you and your guest will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.
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